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First applications of Fidas® 200 S on Faroe Islands

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18/09/2014

Two Fidas 200 S, equivalent to our new certified Fidas 200 S devices, were recently supplied by our sales partner “Air Monitors Ltd.” for establishing a database of background air quality data on Faroe Islands. The world’s only certified optical fine dust measurement system for simultaneous determination of PM2.5 and PM10 is used for discovering pollution incidents from local or ...

Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm is officially opened

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19/09/2014

16 turbine wind farm generating electricity for up to 18,200 average UK households Total investment amounts to £45million Today saw the official opening of RWE Innogy UK’s £45million Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm in East Riding of Yorkshire. Over 60 community members and business representatives attended the inauguration hosted by the renewable energy leader, which included a ...

World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

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19/09/2014

Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment ...

The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

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18/09/2014

There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and public calls and to demonstrate that ...

High profile location for ET’s new on-line metals in air analyser

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17/09/2014

Air quality monitoring specialist, Enviro Technology Services Plc has recently installed a state-of-the art, near real-time automatic metals-in-air analyser at the Marylebone Road “super-site” for King’s College London who had funding from NERC. The XACT 625 X-ray fluorescence multi-metals system is understood to be the first of its type to be installed outside of the USA and ...

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

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19/09/2014

Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and charitable foundations. Its certification process ...

Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

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19/09/2014

Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. The penalty is the largest the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry. Range, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a statement that it accepts the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ...

New EPA guidance addresses Revised Total Coliform Rule

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18/09/2014

An interim final version of guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency aims to help public water systems and primacy agencies comply with and implement the assessment and corrective action requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Under the RTCR, public water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination in the distribution system (as indicated by their monitoring ...

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